Pittsburgh – December 6, 2017 – At the request of Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny), the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee will hold a public hearing this Friday in Pittsburgh on Costa’s legislation that would enable families to seek court-authorized or mandatory treatment for their loved ones.
The hearing will be held Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 am in the Dougherty Ballroom of Duquesne University’s Power Center Building, 1015 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15282.
The committee is chaired by Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton). Participants include:
- Jen Smith, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs;
- Briana Mihok, Senior Policy Strategist, University of Pittsburgh Institute of Politics;
- Dennis Daley, PhD, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry;
- Tina Flowers and Don Holman, family advocates;
- Cheryl Andrews, executive director, Washington County Single County Authority;
- Marc Cherna, director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services;
- Mark Sarneso, MS, director of Central and Western Region, Gaudenzia Inc.
- Stuart Fisk, CRNP, director of the Center for Inclusion Health, and Dr. Mitchell West, DO, MHA, medical director of addiction medicine, Allegheny Health Network
- Dr. Michael Consuelos, senior vice president for clinical integration, Hospital & Healthsystem Assoc. of PA;
- Dr. Michael Lynch, assistant professor of emergency medicine, UPMC, and medical director, Pittsburgh Poison Center;
- Attorney Sara Rose, staff attorney, ACLU of PA;
- Rosa Davis, executive director, Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery
Media coverage is welcome.